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SHOW: Brook­lyn Nine-Nine CHAN­NEL: SBS Viceland TIME: Stream­ing

WHEN I first sat down to watch Brook­lyn Nine-Nine I was ap­pre­hen­sive.

The show’s lead is Andy Sam­berg (Satur­day Night Live, Hot Rod, That’s My Boy) and his over-the-top comic stylings typ­i­cally leave me feel­ing an­noyed or bored.

But in this com­edy about a love­able group of mis­fit de­tec­tives he and the rest of the cast are sim­ply su­perb.

I could list 99 rea­sons to watch this show but in­stead I will of­fer my top three:

* An­dre Braugher as the 99 precinct’s Cap­tain Ray­mond Holt. I will go so far as to say this is the best char­ac­ter ever writ­ten for a com­edy se­ries.

* It is so far from a typ­i­cal cop com­edy show that it could have its own genre.

* The show up­lifts women, pro­motes equal­ity and proves that stereo­types are sim­ply just that.

Brook­lyn Nine-Nine is an ab­so­lute gem and re­runs can be watched on SBS Viceland while avid fans wait for the sec­ond half of sea­son five to be aired af­ter Amer­ica fin­ishes its an­nual tele­vi­sion ‘win­ter hia­tus’.

Episodes from sea­sons one through four can also be streamed on Net­flix.

PHOTO: Courtesy SBS

COM­EDY GOLD: The cast of Brook­lyn nine-nine, in­clud­ing (from left) Chelsea Peretti, Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, An­dre Braugher, Melissa Fumero, Andy Sam­berg and Stephanie Beatriz, are sim­ply su­perb.

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